Policy and Strategy

Finding a suitable basis for radicalisation policy can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. How do you make sense of the profusion of information available? [...] read more


SAFIRE focussed on a suitable research paradigm and the use of empirical evidence on the process of radicalisation. What methodologies are best suited to [...] read more


Though field workers are the undisputed experts in the field of radicalised individuals, they could benefit from tools to help them do their work better, for example, to help [...] read more


To help you navigate through the SAFIRE activities we present on this website, the structure is based on how people make decisions. Decisions do not usually come just from a flash of inspiration. When people are confronted with complex decisions, they follow a process, such as the one illustrated here.

Decision making processes can be useful for thinking about the work we have done on radicalisation and with violent radicals: we observe behaviour in order to identify the threat it poses to security, we orient ourselves with our options and decide the best course of action. In this way, for example, we could opt to use a preventive intervention on high-risk youth to reduce potential threat or use a more suppressive measure to curtail the behaviour of individuals we know to be dangerous. Finally, we implement the chosen course of action.

We will use this process as a framework for the website to provide both context and coherence for the various activities in the SAFIRE project, each of which maps onto at least one of the steps in the loop.

If you click on one of the steps in the OODA process, you will find more information on the step and relevant Focus documents.